Although we're still battling the frigid winter air, spring is practically right around the corner. As the temperatures begin to rise and provide some much needed relief for those of us who work outdoors, we're almost immediately met with the seemingly never-ending rains that springtime brings. While those freezing days of waiting to coming home to a warm house are finally over, the focus has shifted to getting somewhere dry instead.
Working outdoors during the rainy season doesn't have to be so miserable, however. There's an abundance of products available to keep you dry out there. Thanks to improved technology and a demand for more comfortable, higher quality rain gear, things have com a long way since the days of those classic vinyl rain suits. Before you spend another year dreading this rainy days, take a look at a few of the latest and most popular high visibility rainwear products on the market.
The Economy Series Rain Suit by ML Kishigo is, well, economical. But that doesn't mean it's cheaply made! For about $45, you get the jacket and the pants. That's a pretty good deal too, especially considering that they're both 100% waterproof and made from 150-denier polyester oxford with a polyurethane coating. All seams are sealed and the jacket is equipped with a zipper storm flap closure, lower front patch pockets and adjustable wrist cuffs to help keep water out. The pants also feature adjustable ankle cuffs for an improved fit around your boots. The 2" reflective striping on the jacket and pants enhances your visibility and meets ANSI Class 3 compliance. You don't have to spend a fortune to stay dry and safe!
This one is pretty impressive. If you want serious quality and first class performance, take a look at this one. Made from 300-denier ripstop polyester, it's about as tough as they come. It also has a lot more to offer than just being tough though. It's 100% waterproof, machine washable and features double sewn and taped seams for durability and performance, even in heavy rains. Articulated elbows offer increased comfort for a long day at work while the unique arm pit zippers provide ventilation allowing you to stay cool while keeping dry. It also features a removable Stormblaster hood and microphone clips for hands-free communication. Meets ANSI Class 3 specifications for maximum visibility in wet weather and is available for $123 at HiVis Supply.
These are serious rain pants for a serious day at work. The Brilliant Series Rain Pants by ML Kishigo are not only waterproof, they're also stylish and durable. Sealed seams make them 100% waterproof and the Reflexlite Prismatic Striping helps make you 100% visible. Reflective trim stripes add to these already ANSI Class E compliant rain pants. They even have cargo pockets that provide waterproof storage for your goods while the adjustable leg cuffs ensure you're getting the best fit possible. The black bottom design also helps to hide dirt, providing a cleanlier appearance. Best of all? They're valuable now in either lime/black or orange/black at HiVis Supply for $47. Don't forget to check out the matching Brilliant Series Rain Jacket while you're there!
As we said, working in the rain doesn't have to be terrible. Equip yourself properly and you'll hardly know you're out there. To see more high visibility rainwear products that will keep you dry all day long, visit our website at www.HiVisSupply.com and check out our complete inventory. We're loaded up with the best quality rain gear that's ready to ship at the lowest prices available.